Bernhard Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV)

What’s new with the CCV?


October 1 – Join us in Hoversten Chapel to hear Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber for the 2014 Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium.


Faculty and staff Pastrix book group - 4 Mondays this fall. Free copy of the book is available for all registered participants.

Along with Campus Minisitry, we are hosting a collaborative Seminary and Divinity School Day for area college students and alumni on October 28.

The summer 2014 Augsburg Now magazine features an article about previous Christensen and Interfaith Scholars, Faithful and Relevant.

In June, 41 youth from five Minneapolis congregations participated in Collaborative Urban Vacation Bible School at Augsburg. See a youtube video of the experience.

Connecting Faith, Scholarship, Service, World

The Christensen Center for Vocation is a natural outgrowth of Augsburg’s commitment to the theological exploration of vocation. This commitment rises from the belief that all people have the capacity to be agents of God’s love by using their gifts and talents to serve their neighbor. By promoting and supporting activities that provide opportunities for deep reflection, the CCV helps students, staff, faculty, and friends of the College discern their life purpose in service to the world.

The fundamental principles that inspire and guide all CCV endeavors are the five lessons learned from Bernhard M. Christensen, president of Augsburg College from 1938-1962:

  • Christian faith liberates minds and lives.
  • Diversity strengthens vital communities.
  • Interfaith friendships enrich learning.
  • The love of Christ draws us to God.
  • We are called to service in the world.

Learn about Vocation at Augsburg College in an article by Mark Tranvik, Christensen Center for Vocation Director.